The Garden and Outside Stuff in the Heat

It's so hot. I know I've mentioned that in all recent posts, but oh my God it's so hot right now. We haven't had rain in two months, the soil in the garden needs to be MUCH more improved if it's going to be the single main shelter for all these plants through such tough …

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One Quick Sprint to the Grave From Here on Out… Good Thing I Love Cemeteries!

It's been a busy August! So many things to catch up on! The garden, as one recent visitor pointed out, "Isn't really blog worthy" and so I will spare you. But just for the record since that comment was made- all the dead zinnias, all but one of the tomatoes, the eggplants, the sunflowers, and a …

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The Texas Garden in July Springs Forth

There is a lot going on in the garden in July this year. It's rained much more than usual, so it isn't the "hanging on for dear life with supplemental watering that never can be quite enough" that we generally deal with down here. The new garden along the fence line ("Fenceline Garden?" Are we …

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The Texas Garden in August aka Picante’s Inferno

The garden in August is a lesson in survival and non-survival. Miss a day's watering and your three year old spirea is toast. (Not a hypothetical example). It's cut to the ground and is starting to leaf back out- that was touch and go though, it was in no way a given that it would …

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